Athlete Bios

Holly Clarke

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:34:54
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Holly Clarke
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

San Francisco, CA


Lincoln, MA

High School

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Current Affiliation

Peninsula Distance Club


Graduate Student (MS in Organizational Development) / Personal Coach

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Johns Hopkins University

Career Highlights
2018 (67th), 2021 (12th), 2022 (23rd) California International Marathon; 2-time Div. III Cross Country Team Champions at Johns Hopkins (2012,2013); 2-time D III Cross Country All-American; 8th; 2023 USATF Cross Country Club Nationals and on winning team, Peninsula Distance Club.
I'm the offspring of two Canadian-born, naturalized-American parents whom I adore. I have a little brother who is a talented surfer and skier, and has recently become a permanent resident of Brazil!
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for the Trials at CIM in 2022 while working (and traveling for) a full-time job in health tech AND simultaneously studying for my Master's in Organizational Development.
Interesting Story
Too many interesting stories to relay here... just ask me in Orlando!
Favorite Book

Dare to Lead - Brene Brown

Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show/Series

White Lotus

Favorite Song

Levels by Avicii, of course (but maybe also the White Lotus Theme Song in Szn 2)

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Margaritas & tacos

Favorite Breakfast

Nothing beats a toasted everything bagel with cream cheese

Favorite Motivational Quote
“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” - Confucius
Favorite Running Memory
Winning Nike Team Northeast Regionals in 2007 with my high school cross country team (back when it was NTN, not NXN). We were pegged as the underdogs and came out to win the race and punch our ticket to NTN 2007!!